Academic journal article Framework

Editorial

Academic journal article Framework

Editorial

Article excerpt

Framework 59.1 looks at various mediums in which creativity flourishes in unexpected ways. Television, as a vehicle for the poetic as much as for the prosaic, is examined by two writers. Ben Olin's "Reframing the New York School: Public Access Poetry and the Screening of Poetic Coterie" details the 1970s and '80s New York cable television show Public Access Poetry, which featured poets, most of whom were in emerging avant-garde literary movements, and discusses how the visual medium reflected and played with the verbal medium and how central it was to the development of the new writing. In his piece "Lyrical Television" Scott MacDonald, critic, programmer, and advocate of independent/avant-garde cinema, work that is often regarded as poetic, considers the way television also employs "lyrical," as he names it, avant-garde practices. …

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